Dillon Pollard shovels snow along Huron Avenue (M-15) in downtown Vassar on Monday after a weekend snowstorm dumped 7.5 inches of snow on the Vassar area. Meteorologists estimate the Millington and Fostoria areas received about nine inches of snow from the storm that began Saturday and continued through Sunday night. (Photos by John Cook)

Dillon Pollard shovels snow along Huron Avenue (M-15) in downtown Vassar on Monday after a weekend snowstorm dumped 7.5 inches of snow on the Vassar area. Meteorologists estimate the Millington and Fostoria areas received about nine inches of snow from the storm that began Saturday and continued through Sunday night. (Photos by John Cook)

Below-zero wind chill menacing Tuscola Co.

Dillon Pollard shovels snow along Huron Avenue (M-15) in downtown Vassar on Monday after a weekend snowstorm dumped 7.5 inches of snow on the Vassar area. Meteorologists estimate the Millington and Fostoria areas received about nine inches of snow from the storm that began Saturday and continued through Sunday night. (Photos by John Cook)
Dillon Pollard shovels snow along Huron Avenue (M-15) in downtown
Vassar on Monday after a weekend snowstorm dumped 7.5 inches of snow
on the Vassar area. Meteorologists estimate the Millington and
Fostoria areas received about nine inches of snow from the storm that
began Saturday and continued through Sunday night. (Photos by John
Cook)

The weekend snowstorm was felt particularly hard in Millington and Fostoria in southern Tuscola County, said a National Weather Service meteorologist who predicts below-zero wind chill factors around the county tonight and on Thursday and Friday nights.

In addition, about two inches of snow could accumulate in the area Friday night and Saturday, said Dave Kook, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Oakland County’s White Lake Township.

Kook calls for a wind chill factor — the combined effect of wind and cold temperatures on exposed skin — of about minus 13 degrees tonight, and about minus 3 degrees on Thursday night.

High temperature in the Tuscola County area will reach about 12 degrees Thursday and about 16 degrees Friday, Kook said.

The weekend storm that began Saturday and continued through Sunday night dropped 7.5 inches of snow on Vassar, 7 inches on Caro and 6.4 inches on Cass City, Kook said.

Kook said meteorologists didn’t receive reports from Millington, Mayville and Fostoria, but noted “it’s likely the southern end of the county probably got closer to nine inches of snow” during the weekend storm.

– Tom Gilchrist

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